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2023 Board Election

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Candidate information | Voter information | Voting by mail

descargue el documento para votar por correodownload form to vote by mailThe Health District is governed by a five-member board of directors whose members serve staggered terms. Members are elected at-large from the community. Read more about the board of directors. Any eligible elector in the Health District may run for the board. The 2023 election will be held Tuesday, May 2.

In 2023, voters will elect two directors for four-year terms.

INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES

To be a candidate for the board of directors a person must be an eligible elector in the Health District.

Candidates must complete and submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form by the required deadline. The form can be downloaded at the link below and also is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Health District, 120 Bristlecone Drive., Fort Collins. Self-Nomination and Acceptance Forms can be turned in now. The last day to turn in a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form is Friday, February 24 by 5 p.m.

The Health District offers candidates the opportunity to have their photo, biographical information, and answers to standardized questions published on the Health District website and in the spring issue of the Compass newsletter mailed to district households. To ensure that we receive all information in time to include it in the Compass newsletter, we strongly encourage prospective candidates to return their Candidate Profile Form at the same time as their Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form.

Write-in votes are counted only if the write-in candidates file an Affidavit of Intent to Be a Write-In Candidate. This affidavit must be completed and returned by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27.

The Secretary of State's office suggests that forms be submitted no later than 3 p.m. on the day that they are due in order to allow time for the designated election official to check for errors. That would enable candidates to correct the errors and submit an amended form by 5 p.m.

INFORMATION FOR VOTERS

To vote for board members, a person must be an eligible elector in the district. An eligible elector is someone who is:

  • a U.S, citizen, aged 18 years or older;
  • registered to vote in Colorado; and
  • a resident of the district, OR someone who lives outside the district, but owns (or whose spouse or civil union partner owns) property within the district. See map of boundaries.

Election Day is Tuesday, May 2. The polls are open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. that day.

The Health District Board of Directors election is scheduled as a polling-place election although voting by mail using an absentee ballot is available. (See information below.)

The polling places are:

VOTING BY MAIL

Because Special District election regulations are different than other elections, voters will not automatically receive a ballot in the mail for this election, even if they normally vote by mail in all other local elections UNLESS they have previously voted in a Health District Board of Directors election and requested to be on the Health District's permanent absentee voter list.

Anyone who requested to be on the permanent absentee voter list will receive a ballot in the mail in early April.

If you are not on the Health District's permanent absentee voter list and would like to vote in this election by mail, you must complete and return an Application for Absentee Ballot.

The application is available from the following sources:

Sign and return the application to the Health District by Tuesday, April 25. If you are not able to scan the signed document, you may sign the document by just typing your name on the signature line.

Return the application:

We must receive your completed Application for Absentee Ballot by Tuesday, April 25.

Return your completed absentee ballot by mail using the enclosed return envelope. You may also drop it off in the lobby ballot box at the Health District, 120 Bristlecone Drive, Fort Collins, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F (8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on May 2).

All ballots must be received at the Health District by 7:00 p.m. on May 2, 2023 (Election Day) to be counted.